Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Yi Sun Shin!

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This morning I spent some time finishing off the design and packaging for a new Yi Sun Shin model turtle ship.

Apparently this lot will be sent over to the US for sale in various toy outlets.

I like the story surrounding Yi Sun Shin.  He was a bad ass that wanted to get shit done, but as he wasn't that adept at playing the political game, his contribution to the country was somewhat stymied by idiotic bureaucrats and power seekers.

Luckily the sheer force of his personality led him to accomplish much despite having to deal with so many working at trying to bring him down.  Also luckily, enough of the people with power realized just what a force of nature this dude was and worked to get him back in position to kick ass.

Koreans love him, and with good reason.  I wish more would recognize this part of his legacy, that he very easily could have been nothing more than a footnote if political winds had blown the wrong way.

Time for coffee.

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